Well we’ve reached the conclusion of caterpillar week.  I’ll end with one of the most bizarre bugs I’ve ever seen in person.  This is a saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea).  Those spikes aren’t just for show; they contain a potent venom that can cause rashes and nausea.

Well we’ve reached the conclusion of caterpillar week.  I’ll end with one of the most bizarre bugs I’ve ever seen in person.  This is a saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea).  Those spikes aren’t just for show; they contain a potent venom that can cause rashes and nausea.

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    yo look at this caterpillar
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